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News and Updates - Nov 5th

posted Nov 5, 2010, 3:15 PM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Nov 7, 2010, 6:57 AM ]




CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ORCHESTRAS ON YOUR SPOOKTACULAR CONCERT LAST WEEK!!!!  All musicians looked fantastic and sounded even better.  Thank you, and Mrs. Myers, for your hard work in putting on a fabulous program!  Check on the photos in the photo galley and please send your photos to the webmaster.
 


THIS WEEK'S REMINDERS:
 
NY TRIP: Thanks to all families who have expressed their support for our spring trip to the Big Apple!  In order to budget for the costs of the adventure, we will be collecting monthly deposits of $150 each (per student).  THE NEXT TRIP DEPOSIT IS DUE NOVEMBER 15TH.  Please use the NYC Trip  Monthly Remittance Slips under Documents/Forms and return your deposit to Mrs. Myers.
 
Also, an unprecedented number of parents have volunteered to chaperone the trip.  Thank you - however, not all will be able to attend due to financial and space constraints.  Please let me or Mrs. Myers know if you are willing to decline your chaperoning offer.  If we still have too many, we will use a fair process for chaperone selection.  
 
CHEESECAKES:  Thanks to all who ordered cheesecakes!  Reminder that you will  need to pick up your orders on Monday, November 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall.  NOTE that cheesecakes must stay refrigerated, so we cannot hold them for you!!!  Please pick up and deliver your order on time!!!  
 





T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNERS!!!  CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINA BACK AND JENNIFER KIM, who are the winners of this year's t-shirt design contest.  We will be placing orders for the shirts soon.  Each student will receive a shirt.  If you are interested in ordering extras for family or friends, please give me or Mrs. Myers the number and size of any extra shirts (we already have the student sizes).
 




GSCRIP ORDERS:  The next GScrip (gift card) order is due NOVEMBER 15!!!  Check out the GLScrip page to learn more on how to participate in this EASY way to raise funds for your account.  NOTE that this is an EASY gift idea for the holidays and that this order is the LAST order that is guaranteed to arrive before the holidays!   With vendors like LL Bean, Amazon, Giant, Bath and Body Works and more, you can't go wrong!
 
BARNES & NOBLE FUNDRAISER:  On November 26 (Black Friday), our students will be spreading holiday cheer at the Fair Lakes Barnes & Noble store. Students will be performing holdiay music in small ensembles, reading to young shoppers and helping with face-painting and a craft.  Sign-ups in the Orchestra Room starting next week.  IN ADDITION, THE STORE WILL DONATE A PORTION OF ALL RETAIL SALES TO OUR PROGRAM IF THE SPECIAL ATTACHED VOUCHERS ARE USED AT THE TIME PURCHASE.   Please see the Barnes & Noble fundraiser page for more information. Vouchers may be used all weekend, at all B&N stores, for online and even cafe purchases!!!  Books, games, music and more!   Note that parent volunteers will be needed to chaperone the students and distribute vouchers.  Contact me or Mrs. Myers if you can help out for a short time.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Patty Lankenau
OHS Orchestra Booster Club
patty.lankenau@cox.net
(703) 715-8527
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